Linx outage caused by upgrade
20 minute lie-down
A mangled port upgrade caused an outage at Linx yesterday.
A spokesman for Linx (the London Internet Exchange) said a routine port upgrade introduced a problem which caused processor usage in a router to surge, leading to instability on one of its LANs.
The other LAN, provided by another vendor, took over and members had to do some quick rerouting to bypass the problem.
Everything was back up and running in 20 minutes.
The spokesman said power problems at a London hosting centre struck at the same time.
Linx provides peering (exchange of traffic) between separate networks.
Linx traffic stats are available here. ®
dare i suggest
That is a whole lot of porn...
THN not LHC
The power problems were in one suite on the ground floor of Telehouse North, not the London Hosting Centre.
Inter-AS ISP Stats
My daily inter-autonomous system ISP top-talker stats suggest it is traffic to/ from AS15169 aka google = youtube. And has been for a long, long time.